Please, I implore you, if you are a parent of young children, used to be one, might be one someday, or just have friends who are parents, then read this article:
Don't Carpe Diem by Glennon Melton
(Read it first if you want the rest of this post to mean anything.)
Thank you, thank you Ms. Melton for giving us all permission to not love every minute!
Her Mount Everest analogy will stick with me for a long time, and I wonder if my ultra-marathon running friends could relate to it as well?
She put into words so perfectly the feeling I have so often, which is longing for the kids' bedtime all day, sometimes counting down the hours, only to then look back once they're finally asleep and reminisce about the sweeter moments of our day almost nostalgically, even though they just occurred mere hours earlier. Or what about all those times I'd check my own blog while at work, because the blog photographed version of my children felt more enjoyable than the live show? Turns out maybe that was just my own way of savoring the Kairos.
Carpe Kairos, my friends. (Just read the article and that will make sense.)
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